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Students with Special Needs Reimagine African American Art

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To kick off African American History Month, students in the Charles H. Flowers High School Community Referenced Instruction (CRI) program produced an exhibit inspired by the work of local African American artists!

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Intergalactic and STEM-tastic!

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Astronaut Paul Lockhart along with the Space Foundation hosted a series of workshops for students, sharing adventures in space and the applications of STEM education. Join us Friday, Jan. 31 for the final event, Space in the Community Night!

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Teacher-In-Space: Remembering Christa McAuliffe

This week marked 34 years since the space shuttle Challenger exploded during liftoff killing all seven crew members on board, including Christa McAuliffe, a former PGCPS educator who was supposed to be the first Teacher in Space. McAuliffe taught in Prince George's County from 1971 to 1978.  

New Partnership to Focus on K–12 Improvement

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PGCPS and the University of Maryland College of Education announced a new partnership to create joint faculty appointments, advance teacher preparation programs and focus on K-12 school improvement through a range of initiatives!

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Suitland HS Dancers Dazzle at State Showcase

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Dancers from the Suitland High School Center for Visual and Performing Arts performed at the 31st Annual Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase, earning the Professionalism & Performance award.  

Scholar of the Week: Vanessa Velas Romero, High Point HS

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Scholar of the Week recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and contributions to their school and community. This week, meet aspiring politico and Posse Scholar Vanessa Velas Romero!

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Census 2020: Who's Hard to Count?

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Just 60 days until Census Day! Did you know that children younger than 5 years old, individuals ages 18-24, immigrants and non-English speakers are among those historically undercounted in the Census? Watch this fun video to find out who gets counted and why it matters! 

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Photo of the Week: Sustainable Science!

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CMIT North biology and chemistry students and Green Team members analyze proper uses of recycling. 

Announcements

FY2021 Budget Work Sessions and Public Hearings

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Share your priorities for the proposed fiscal year 2021 operating budget on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Crossland High School. The budget work session starts at 5 p.m., followed by a public hearing at 7 p.m. 


Elementary School Specialty Programs Lottery

Interested in a specialty program for your elementary school student? Now is the time to apply for our creative and performing arts, talented and gifted (TAG), language immersion and Montessori programs!

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Save the Date: College and Career Readiness Workshops

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Learn about essential college and career readiness tools and how to maximize your high school experience on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Charles H. Flowers High School. 

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Apply for Summer Youth At Work Program

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Applications for the Prince George's County 2020 Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 28. The program offers youth and young adults paid summer employment experiences.

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#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Seniors Awarded UMBC Scholarships

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Three seniors received the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Chief Executive Officer’s Scholarship for academic excellence! Jonathan Kampia (Academy of Health Sciences), Igolo Ohalete (Charles H. Flowers High School) and Ayyub Abdulrezak (Eleanor Roosevelt High School) each received scholarships of nearly $50,000.


Funding Advocacy in Annapolis

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CEO Dr. Monica Goldson and Board of Education Chair Dr. Alvin Thornton recently shared an update on the school system's progress with the Prince George's County House Delegation and advocated for an equitable school funding formula. 


New Board of Education Member Takes Office

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Bryan M. Swann was sworn in to fill the vacant District 4 seat on the Prince George’s County Board of Education, following appointment by Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.

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Eight Seniors Awarded Posse Scholarships

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Eight high school seniors have been named Posse Scholars and will receive four-year, full-tuition college scholarships, each worth approximately $140,000!

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